Krstic, Murphy return to Celtics lineup


Krstic, Murphy return to Celtics lineup

By JessicaCamerato

BOSTON -- As the Boston Celtics wait on Shaquille ONeals return, they get two big men back on Tuesday night.

Nenad Krstic and Troy Murphy will both play against the Philadelphia 76ers.

Krstic suffered a bone bruise in his right knee last week against the San Antonio Spurs and was sidelined for two games. After starting all of his games with the Celtics, he will come off the bench behind Jermaine ONeal.

Im just sore a little bit in the back of my knee, but nothing really big, he said.

Krstic admits that while he is feeling better physically, he has to shake the injury mentally.

Hopefully Im going to get it out quickly from my head, Krstic said.

Murphy will suit up for the first time since spraining his right ankle in practice last month. He does not expect to have any restrictions.

Im feeling better. The ankles feeling better but no swelling after yesterdays practice, he told Im pumped up. Im excited to be out there and Im feeling good.

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Pierce to play one more season with Clippers, then retire


Pierce to play one more season with Clippers, then retire

It's official: Paul Pierce will play one more season -- but only one more season -- in the NBA.

The former Celtics star announced today in a video post on The Players Tribune site that he will return to the Clippers in 2016-17, then will retire at the end of the year.

"[I’ve] got one more ride left," said Pierce. "One more season. One more opportunity . . . With the Clippers, in the city where I grew up, I feel like I have that opportunity on a great team. We’re hungry. We want to win a championship."